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Anglican head Welby appeals to Archbishop Kazimba on gays

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has written to the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Kazimba Mugalu urging him to reconsider support for the recently enacted anti-homosexuality law. Welby who is the leader of the Church of England and ceremonial head of the worldwide Anglican …

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OBITUARY: Pat Robertson, 700 Club broadcaster dies at 93

Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | Pat Robertson, a religious broadcaster who turned a tiny Virginia station into the global Christian Broadcasting Network, tried a run for president and helped make religion central to Republican Party politics in America through his Christian Coalition, has died. He was 93. Robertson’s death on June …

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Anti-gay law is backlash against progress

The law is a response by patriarchal societies to increased freedoms for previously marginalised groups COMMENT | AWINO OKECH | Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni assented to the anti-homosexuality bill on May 26, 2023. The new law legislates, among other things, a ten-year jail term for “attempted homosexuality”, a 20-year jail term …

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The myth of western decline

Assertions by China’s Xi Jinping about the decline of the West reveal an underlying anxiety COMMENT | CHRIS PATTEN | The recent G7 summit in Hiroshima culminated in an impressive show of unity over the war in Ukraine and China’s expansionism. But are analysts and commentators right to cite the group’s …

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Governing the unknown

To keep up with innovation in technology, policymakers must keep broad considerations in mind COMMENT | KAUSHIK BASU | Technology is changing the world faster than policymakers can devise new ways to cope with it. As a result, societies are becoming polarised, inequality is rising, and authoritarian regimes and corporations are …

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Surfacing Group Exhibition at Xenson Art Space

The exhibition pays homage to the emerging vibrancy of the regional art scene and the power of women artists to influence change in society. Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | A group exhibition of artists from across the East African region is likely to come with many expectations. This is because …

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